If you are doing a degree course right now then you will understand how much it can benefit your career. After all, you can prove that you have more training and knowledge than your competition and you can also feel much more confident when applying for certain positions as well. You have to remember however that just because a course benefits your career, doesn’t mean that it is the right one for you and the sooner you understand this, the better.
If you skip lectures or if you just turn up without actually taking anything in then this is a clear sign that you are enrolled in the wrong course. At times you might feel as though you just can’t register the words that are coming out of your lecturer’s mouth and at other times, you may feel as though it just doesn’t excite you. Sure, now and again you will get a bad teacher but if you know that every single class that you go to feels boring or uninteresting then this is a big red flag. I definitely have skipped a few classes and took a nap instead because I wasn’t interested in what was being taught – I really don’t recommend doing this because it can really affect your grade!
There are a couple of reasons why you might get bad grades from your university lecturer. You may feel stressed and this could be having an impact on your grades and you may even feel as though you don’t get on with the professor as well. If you don’t feel as though any of these things are to blame then there is a high chance that something else is wrong and if you are not careful it could have a long-lasting impact on your education.
If you know that you don’t have a spark after university then this could also indicate a problem. Your first year can be very turbulent to say the least but at the end of the day, you should always feel excitement about finishing up your course and finally getting that degree. It’s so important that you have something that you feel passionate about because this will keep you motivated during the hardest of times. If this is the case then consider taking a course from the University of Redlands Online to find out if they have anything that interests you.
Studying can be hard and you may even feel as though at times, you just don’t have the energy for it. This is completely normal but if you can’t study at all or if every single time you look at a textbook, your mind goes blank then you may not be on the right course. It may be that you are just not adapted to that type of learning, the topic may be too advanced for you or deep down, it just may not be a good option for you in general. The only way for you to find out if this is the case or not would be for you to try and look at the course and your own interests, or even take another course side by side to find out if it feels better. I like to use Quizlet to make flashcards when I know a big test is coming up. I also know that people don’t recommend to cram all of your studying the night before or over a long period of time, but for some reason that helped me do better on tests. I would go through the flashcards over and over again until I felt confident with the terms. Then I would start over and do this a couple of times, typically the night before the test (and somehow it worked!)
Even if you hate the subject, studying and attending class is important, especially if you can’t drop the class. Try your best to pass the class and you’ll be proud of yourself and you won’t have to retake it or make up those lost credits!
I hope you enjoyed the post! I have some midterms coming up, and if you do too – I wish you luck!
Thanks so much for reading, as always <3